Advisory Board

Chimps Inc.’s Advisors and Board of Directors bring together a mix of backgrounds and experience, and provide leadership and advice in the best interest of the sanctuary and chimpanzee conservation.  Our advisors share expertise in business, marketing, veterinary medicine, nonprofit management, fundraising, public relations, education, and animal husbandry.

Lesley Day, Founder

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Lesley grew up taking care of various different farm animals and native wildlife. She moved to Bend in the early 1970’s and attended the University of Oregon where she majored in Art. […]

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Dr. Goodall, a British primatologist, anthropologist, ethologist and UN Messenger of Peace, is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees. […]

Bruce Wagman

Bruce has been practicing law since 1992, with an almost exclusive focus on a wide range of animal law cases, in addition to education and consultation in the field. […]

Palmer Malarkey

Palmer grew up in Bend Oregon. After graduating from Cate school in 1989, Palmer later obtained a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington in 2002. […]

Carla McGinley

Carla (Young) McGinley was born in Redmond, Oregon and grew up on a dairy farm there. She was a member of a horse 4-H club and participated in horse shows through high school. During that same time she began participating in the Western States Junior Rodeo Association and in sanctioned rodeo’s throughout the Northwest. Carla is […]